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Pineapple

 Benefits

Pineapple is an exotic fruit, which contains manganese, which the body uses to build bone and tissue. This fruit may helps reduce inflammation and promote healthy tissue growth.

 Pineapple contains an active compound called bromelain, which many people take as a dietary supplement because of its potential health benefits.

A medium slice of pineapple also contains the following nutrients:

    42 calories

    11.02 g carbohydrate

      1.2 g fiber

    92 mg potassium

    40.2 mg vitamin C

     11 mg calcium


Symbolism

The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality and wealth, nobility and luxury throughout Europe. One way to see a person's wealth was to present a pineapple to his guests. This was a strong symbol of wealth and power.

The pineapple is a symbol of good luck! Because of its many eyes, it sees the opportunity ahead and faster than others.

Pineapple can also represent celebration and joy. The pineapple present in the dream is thus announcing excellent news but especially happiness!

A Bit of History

Pineapples were only available to the aristocracy, it hasn't always been so easily accessible, limited growing conditions in tropical climates and short shelf life led early colonists and Europeans to consider fresh pineapple a luxury and even a status symbol.

In ancient times, sea captains left a pineapple outside their door to let visitors know they were welcome. Pineapple progressed to the pineapple decorations we see on the inside and outside of homes— a sign of hospitality and wealth.

It’s no wonder people were enamored by pineapples, the distinctive tropical flavor of pineapple balances sweetness and flavor, being unparalleled, and vitamin C and manganese, increases the nutritional value.

The Caribbean’s first is called pineapples anana, which means excellent fruit. The term “pineapple” originated from the Spanish word for pine cone, piña, because of the fruit’s exterior, and European explorers later added “apple” to the name because of the sweetness of the flesh.

The first pineapples were grown in South America, although its exact origin is disputed. In part, the confusion stems from distribution of cultivated types by Indians throughout tropical America and the Caribbean prior to the arrival of Columbus in 1493. It was Christopher Columbus who introduced the plant to Europe more than five centuries ago, returning to Spain (from Guadeloupe) with a pineapple. But it was in the Caribbean that European explorers first discovered them


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